Explore Your Calling in the Leighton School of Nursing

Programs in Nursing

In the Alan and Sue Leighton School of Nursing, you’ll learn to provide direct, hands-on patient care and apply best practices to deliver quality outcomes in a range of clinical settings.

So you think you might want to be a nurse. Because you’re smart and know it would be a great career—good pay, flexible schedule, great job outlook. But that’s not why you want to be a nurse, is it?

You want to do something important. You want to make a difference in the lives of others. You want a career that taps into all that you are.

Maybe you’ve always wanted to be a nurse, but this is no longer a child’s dream. You’ve grown up enough to know it’s not just about bandages and comfort. And because you are smart, you know it’s not easy and, often, not pretty. But that’s ok, because you are also brave and strong and willing to get a little messy and to be challenged. You already know that it is all worth it when you can connect with another human being and have a positive impact. Daily.

Since you really do care that much, then you want a degree from an institution worthy of your passion. You are looking in the right place. The Marian University Leighton School of Nursing is here for you, in all the expected ways, and then some.

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Marian University is a tight-knit community where students can thrive because of the personalized attention. Professors are supportive and vested in our success and willing to help in any way possible to help us achieve our goals.

A Franciscan institution already dedicated to the nurturing of mind, body, and spirit is the perfect place to pursue a career in healthcare

You will thrive in this faith-based, family-friendly environment. And, most importantly, you can count on a faculty committed to your success as a student and as a future professional.

And location, location, location. Not only is campus minutes away from multiple nationally recognized hospitals, it is also the home of the new College of Osteopathic Medicine. And your home, too, because at Marian University, our nursing students actually share the state of the art Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences building with the medical students. Can you say technology, technology, technology?

So come here for the Franciscan traditions and values, experienced and inspiring faculty, amazing facilities and technology, and incredible location and community partners. Because if you want to be a great nurse, the Marian University Leighton School of Nursing wants to take you there.

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program of Marian University Leighton School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Third-Party Comment Notification 

Marian University’s Leighton School of Nursing will host a reaccreditation site visit for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) on September 25-27, 2023. 

In accordance with CCNE procedures, the Commission provides the opportunity for program constituents and other interested parties to submit, in writing, third-party comments concerning our program’s qualifications for accreditation. We invite you to submit comments to CCNE at:  

Email: thirdpartycomments@ccneaccreditation.org, or 
Via mail: 
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 
Attn: Third-Party Comments 
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750 
Washington, DC 20001  

All third-party comments must be received by CCNE no later than September 4, 2023 and must be written in English, consistent with CCNE’s policy on Conduct of Business in English. Only signed comments are accepted by CCNE. If you have any questions about this process, please contact CCNE staff at 202-877-6791, x268.  

Leighton School of Nursing Compliance 

In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v) the LSON acknowledges:

  1. The BSN pre-licensure curriculum meets state educational requirements for professional licensure in Indiana, Oklahoma and Tennessee.
  2. The DNP APRN program curriculum meets state educational requirements for professional licensure/certification in Indiana.
  3. The institution has yet to determine whether the curriculum meets the pre-licensure or APRN licensure/certification for any other state.

Additionally, all students are considered to be located in the state where the student’s educational program takes place (IN, OK, or TN) at the time of initial enrollment in clinical nursing education.  Students are considered to be located in that state throughout the duration of their clinical education due to required in-person clinical components of their education.

Any student planning to relocate to another state after completion of the program can seek guidance from Dr. Christina Pepin, director of accreditation, program assessment, and research (cpepin@marian.edu) to determine whether the curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure/certification in that state.

Successful completion of a program of study at LSON does not guarantee licensure, certification, or employment in the relevant occupation.

The University will continue its work in verifying the suitability for licensure in all other states and will provide updates to this list accordingly.

For more information

Office of Undergraduate Admission
(317) 955-6300
(800) 772-7264

College of Graduate and Online Programs
(317) 955-6400 

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3200 Cold Spring Road
Indianapolis, IN 46222-1997
(317) 955-6000


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